O.G. Original Gangster, Ice-T's 4th album, is probably Ice's best album as he continued his streak of classic albums that he started with Power. Ice reached his peak on here, as his lyrics and beat selection were the best they had ever been. Ice-T was a pioneering force for the west coast, especially in the '80s, as he was one of the first gangster rap...
"The system says we're different but the struggle makes us one" ...utters Nigerian political activist, singer and saxophonist Seun Kuti, at the beginning of the session for the track entitled 'Struggle Sounds', which like all the tracks on his session, are Night Dreamer D2D versions of those recorded on his last LP, Black Times.
No music writers have been afforded greater access to Metallica over the years than Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood, two former editors of Kerrang. Having conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with the band, they have between them gained an unparalleled knowledge of the group's history and an insiders' view of how their story has developed.
Public Enemy has been the most musically and politically radical rap group in the country. Their sheer presence was revolutionary: from racially charged lyrics to the iconic b-boy in the crosshairs logo, Chuck D, Flava Flav, and the rest were at the forefront of a changing rap scene.
Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 12 September 1975 through Harvest Records and Columbia Records, their first release for the latter. Based on material Pink Floyd composed while performing in Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous sessions throughout 1975, at Abbey Road Studios in...
The Wall is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released 30 November 1979 on Harvest and Columbia Records. It is a rock opera that explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is symbolized by a wall. The album was a commercial success, topping the US charts for 15 weeks, and reaching number...
Peter Benjaminson pays tribute to the remarkable life of Mary Wells through a fascinating biography. His relentless research has resulted in not only a riveting tale of Wells's many personal battles but also a gripping snapshot of the music industry in which she worked.
x (pronounced "multiply") is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. It was released on 20 June 2014 in Australia and New Zealand, and worldwide on 23 June through Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album received positive reviews from music critics.
Brotherhood (subtitled: The Definitive Singles Collection) is a compilation album by English electronic dance music duo The Chemical Brothers, released on 1 September 2008. It is the second compilation spanning the band's greatest hits, after 2003's Singles 93–03.
Parov Stelar's collection, 'The Art Of Sampling', fuses a whole range of styles to create a sound that would sit perfectly in a lively, cool city bar where people want to live the high life in their finest clothes and rub noses with the beautiful people.
Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American studio album by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in December 1969 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. Released shortly after the band's 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968's Beggars Banquet.
Connected is a 1992 album by Stereo MC's. The tracks "Connected", "Ground Level", "Step It Up" and "Creation" became hit singles. The album won Best British Album at the 1994 Brit Awards, was shortlisted for the 1993 Mercury Prize, and included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Black Messiah is the third studio album by American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist D'Angelo, credited to "D'Angelo and the Vanguard". It was released on December 15, 2014, by RCA Records, bringing an end to his 14-year hiatus that followed his 2000 album Voodoo.
Michael Kiwanuka, whose song “Cold Little Heart” serves as the theme song to HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” has announced his new album KIWANUKA. It’s produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo, who previously worked with Kiwanuka on Love & Hate.
“D.O.C.” is the title of ZUCCHERO’s brand new album, due for worldwide release on November 8th on Polydor/Universal Music. Zucchero returns with “Disco di Origine Controllata”, an album of authentic, genuine and high quality material, composed of 11 songs and 3 bonus tracks.
Internal Affairs is the solo debut from former Organized Konfusion member Pharoahe Monch, released on Rawkus Records and Priority Records. Monch creates a harder sound than heard on the previous Organized Konfusion records. The album spawned the Hot 100 hit "Simon Says".